Friday, November 25, 2011

Wade Hotel, Leeton

Wade Hotel, LeetonThe Wade Hotel in Leeton is named after Leslie Augustus Burton Wade (1864-1915), a career engineer and public servant in the state of New South Wales.

By 1913, Wade was responsible for all irrigation programs in NSW and was based in Leeton overseeing the settlement and development of the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area (MIA).

The pub that bears his name was built in 1937, designed by Sydney architects Rudder & Grant in conjunction with G W A Welch of Leeton. The main Deco detailing can be seen in the panels above the balcony overlooking Pine Avenue and on the Church Street side.

Wade Hotel, Leeton

Wade died unexpectedly in 1915 and is also remembered through the building next door to the Hotel, the former Wade Chambers, also from 1937 and designed by the same team of architects. There is also Wade Avenue one of the main streets in the centre of Leeton.

Leslie Augustus Burton Wade (1864-1915), Australian Dictionary of Biography
Leeton ~ Yango ~ Whitton - Heritage Trails Booklet, Leeton Shire Council, 2011

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